Did anyone really expect that the state would advance the Chester-Upland School District $18 million dollars? Obviously the school board did, as they still hold out hope that they haven’t received The Final Answer.
The state’s response is that the district’s financial distress was not unique to the current year, but an ongoing case of mismanagement.
School board president Wanda Mann says this crisis is the inevitable result of a 15 year build up that just happens to have come to a head during this elected board’s period of governance.
Therefore, they both agree with each other.
It appears that the state is more upset that the current administration is ignoring their recommendations and choosing to continue doing business as usual.
Obviously, business as usual ain’t going to cut it anymore.
This school board has to make some tough and unpopular decisions on running a school district with a whole lot less money, in a hurry.
Up to now, they haven’t shown me that they have the ***** to do it.